Cities of Pilgrimage (Google eBook)

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Suhaylā Shahshahānī, Soheila Shahshahani
LIT Verlag Münster, 2009 - Religion - 211 pages
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Contents

Introduction and Cities of Pilgrimage in Iran
11
Contesting the Sacred in a Globalising World
34
A Hypercity Perspective on Pilgrimage Sites
46
The Ceremonies and Pilgrimage Days of Armenian Churches in Jolfa of Isfahan
64
Introduction to Two Famous Shrines in the Ancient Region of Sistan
78
Pilgrimage to the Cemeteries of Chor Bakr Bukhara and Shahi Zinda Samarkand
86
A Site of Ancient and Contemporary Pilgrimages
94
A Symbolic Site for Pilgrimage
110
Pilgrimage without Boundaries
118
Holy Mother Mary Pray for Us Sinners Catholic Pilgrimage in Austria
136
Night Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love in Rome
160
History of the Sacred and Secular in Iran through the Dialectic of Space
170
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia A Central Asian City of Pilgrimage
190
Towards Ensuring Sustainable Pilgrimage Tourism
210
List of Authors
226
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About the author (2009)

Soheila Shahshahani is a professor at Shahid Beheshti University, Iran.